NTSB Identification: MIA83LA037
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 20, 1982 in 35 NM W. ANDROS, Bahamas
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/20/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 337, registration: N2488S
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PILOT 60 MILES FROM DESTINATION WAS DIVERTED TO NASSAU BECAUSE OF APPROACHING DARKNESS AND NO IFR FLIGHT PLAN ON N2488S. PILOT SAID HE WAS NOT IFR RATED AND DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH FUEL FOR TRIP TO NASSAU. NASSAU INSISTED UNTIL IT WAS DARK AND THEN RELENTED BY CLEARING N2488S TO LAND ANYWHERE. NO LAND IN SIGHT SO PILOT LANDED BY LIGHT OF SHIP AND WAS RESCUED BY COAST GUARD. AIRCRAFT SANK IN 4000 FT. OF WATER.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ARTCC SERVICE..POOR..ATC PERSONNEL(ARTCC)


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT

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